Wild Turkey Concerns


Sportsmen know that Pennsylvania's flock of wild turkeys has been declining steadily for quite a few years now. Following the advice of its wild turkey biologist, Mary Jo Casalena, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has adopted a set of rules to minimize the harvest of turkeys during the traditional autumn turkey hunting season, including shortening the season – to one week in our area. In addition, rifles have been banned for autumn turkey hunting because Casalena believes that rifle hunters accounted for a disproportionally large number of birds during the autumn harvest.

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